Record Details

NGOBertrand Russell Peace Foundation
AddressBertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Russell House, Bulwell Lane, Nottingham, NG6 0BT
Background InformationThe Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation was established by Bertrand and Edith Russell, to pursue the famous British philosopher's interests in peace, human rights and social justice, and to promote research into these areas. It continues to work on these topics, with a particular concern for nuclear disarmament and weapons-systems proliferation. The Foundation publishes the journal The Spokesman, and has a publishing imprint, Spokesman Books. In the late 1960s, the Foundation held the Russell International War Crimes Tribunal over US actions in Vietnam, finding the US guilty of war crimes; later tribunals followed on other international topics. It also played a major part in setting up END (European Nuclear Disarmament), an echo of Russell's previous role in the establishment of CND. Company no. 891680. Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 pp328-9; Mercer 1994;
Year Created1963
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related OrganisationsEND (European Nuclear Disarmament); CND
KeywordsHuman rights and civil liberties; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 11:46:31